7 killed in overnight clashes in Egyptian capital

A+
A
A-

Silhouetted supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi throw stones towards opponents of Morsi during clashes on a bridge in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 15, 2013. AP

CAIRO— A senior Health Ministry official says clashes overnight between police and supporters of Egypt’s ousted president have left at least seven people dead.

Khaled el-Khateib also says 261 people were injured in the violence that broke out late Monday and carried on into the early morning hours of Tuesday in four different locations in the capital, Cairo.

Thousands of supporters of Mohammed Morsi, who was overthrown by the military, were protesting to press their demands that Morsi be reinstated as president.

Egypt’s military deposed Morsi on July 3 after days of mass street protests calling for him to step down.

The ousted president’s supporters say he was ousted by a military coup that overturned democratic rule.

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94